Themed collection ESPI Cover Art 2019
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More than a decade of hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling research
Guest editors Desiree Plata, Rob Jackson, Avner Vengosh and Paula Mouser introduce “The environmental geochemistry and biology of hydraulic fracturing” themed issue of Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts.
Connecting environmental exposure and neurodegeneration using cheminformatics and high resolution mass spectrometry: potential and challenges
A multi-disciplinary perspective on connecting chemistry, exposure and medical information to “neurotoxicity” for mass spectrometry-based environmental assessment, including multiple interactive resources for readers to use and explore.
Sorption and transport of trenbolone and altrenogest photoproducts in soil–water systems
Trenbolone and altrenogest photoproducts move faster and regenerate parents during transport in soil. Traditional agricultural runoff management can exhibit lower than expected efficiencies for trienone steroids when photoproducts were considered.
Limited nitrogen retention in an urban river receiving raw sewage and wastewater treatment plant effluent
Instream nitrogen retention capacities are impaired by treated and untreated point-source inputs.
Degradation of phthalate esters in floor dust at elevated relative humidity
Emerging investigator series: Phthalate losses in floor dust are due to abiotic chemical degradation as well as microbial degradation of phthalates under elevated relative humidity conditions.
Emerging investigator series: primary emissions, ozone reactivity, and byproduct emissions from building insulation materials
Insulation materials affect indoor air by (i) releasing primary volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from enclosure cavities to the interior space, (ii) mitigating exposure to outdoor pollutants through reactive deposition (of oxidants, e.g., ozone) or filtration in infiltration air, and (iii) generating secondary VOCs and gas-phase byproducts from chemical reactions.
Emerging investigator series: spatial distribution of dissolved organic matter in ice and at air–ice interfaces
Organic solutes in snow and ice can be distributed heterogeneously throughout the ice bulk and across the ice surface. This may affect air-surface interactions and heterogeneous reactions in snow-covered regions.
Assimilation and transport of organic bound tritium in an irrigated pine forest
After 2 decades of irrigation with groundwater from a holding pond: OBT and 14C are retained in the recent wood growth whereas HTO levels remained constant with wood age.
Role of organic components in regulating denitrification in the coastal water of Daya Bay, southern China
The impact of dissolved and particulate organic mater on coastal water denitrification is evaluated. Particulate organic matter and its composition play a dominant role in regulating denitrifying activity.
Global transport of perfluoroalkyl acids via sea spray aerosol
Sea spray aerosols can act as a vector for sea-to-land transport of perfluorinated alkyl acids via the atmosphere.
Monitoring of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon contamination at four oil spill sites using fluorescence spectroscopy coupled with parallel factor-principal component analysis
Monitoring polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon contamination from two recent and two historical oil spills in Canada, using fluorescence spectroscopy.
Organic sulfur fingerprint indicates continued injection fluid signature 10 months after hydraulic fracturing
Ultrahigh resolution mass spectrometry used to identify unique organic sulfur signatures in hydraulic fracturing wastewaters likely associated with alcohol ethoxysulfate surfactants.
Profile and source apportionment of volatile organic compounds from a complex industrial park
Emission sources were revealed by using receptor models and validated by in situ sampling in factories under actual manufacturing processes.
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